Steel Pier

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Atlantic City has worn the tag of "America's Playground" since its earliest days, so it is only natural that its biggest and most well-known icon, the Steel Pier, would be known as the "Showplace of the Nation." Over the course of 80 years, from 1898 to 1978, Steel Pier developed from a quiet, genteel amusement that featured light classical music and cakewalks to a vast entertainment complex that offered movies, big-name vaudeville acts, exhibits, big bands, rock bands, and the Water Circus with its famed diving horse. What makes this even more compelling is that one could spend the entire day on the pier and take all of this in for one small admission.
ISBN: 9781467116008
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 217
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Steve Liebowitz has been a cartoonist, radio show host, writer, and comic and has researched Atlantic City and the history of the Steel Pier for over 20 years. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, he went to the pier once in its last morbid year and was hooked. His first book, Steel Pier, Atlantic City: Showplace of the Nation, was an instant hit. Liebowitz supplied most of the images for this book from his vast collection, much of which has never been seen before.
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